St. Rose of Lima Parish's Turkey Dinner: Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. at Hooper City Auditorium, Hooper. Cost is $9 adults; $4 children. Carryout available from 3:30-6 p.m. Call 402-654-3812.
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"Stand Up For Religious Freedom": Oct. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Antelope Park, 33rd 7 A St., Lincoln. Main speakers are Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and Greg Schleppenbach. Sponsored by Lincoln Right to Life, Regnum Christi Apostolic Movement and Knights of Columbus, Nebraska State Council. Visit www.standupforreligiousfreedom.com.
2012 Omaha Friends of the Poor Walk: Sept. 30, noon for registration, 1 p.m. one and one half mile walk begins at District Office, 3802 Leavenworth St., Omaha and will end at Main Thrift Store and warehouse, 2101 Leavenworth St., Omaha. Sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. "Help Stamp Out Poverty." Call 402-689-3301.
Interfaith Memorial Service: Sept. 30, 2 p.m. in the chapel at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 7500 Mercy Road, Omaha. Honoring those who have died during the past six months at Bergan Mercy. Call 402-398-6030.
Thursday Night Forum for Young Professional Catholics: Sept. 27, 8 p.m. at Gloria Deo Bookstore, 13065 W. Center Road, Omaha. Father James Buckley will speak on "Conscience and Objection." Donations accepted.
PIETRYGA-Richard E., Sr., 74. Memorial Mass Sept. 7 at St. Pius X Church. Preceded in death by son, Richard Jr.; brothers, John "Sonny", Rhye and Ted Pietryga. Survived by wife, Margaret "Margie"; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and John Trout; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Deb Pietryga, and Shane Pietryga and Michelle Havorka; seven grandchildren. Memorials to St. Pius X Building Fund.
NOVOTNY-Stan R., 87. Visitation 4 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Sept. 7 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Sept. 8 at St. Patrick Church, Fremont. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Ludmilla (Cech) Novotny; sisters, Adeline Reed, Marie Novotny and Marge Brabec; brothers, James, Lloyd, George, Joseph and Frank Novotny.
MOLINE-Joann M., 79. Visitation 9 a.m., funeral service 10 a.m., both Sept. 8 at the funeral home. Entombment St. John Mausoleum, Bellevue. Survived by relatives; friends.
KORISKO LARKIN STASKIEWICZ
In a current ad promoting Catholic Voice subscriptions for college students, the newspaper is referred to as the original mobile device. Rolled up in a book bag or tucked in a briefcase, newspapers can go anywhere.
That "original mobile device" line isn't original, but one used by many print publications in a time when technology changes daily. But print journalists and publishers remain steadfast in stating their case for the value of the print publication - ink on paper, a tangible sense of presence and permanence.
Waiting for "the recovery" as something that is all but inevitable may be little more than misplaced hope. "This time it is different" was the much scorned optimistic line used by those who tried to deny historic economic cycles when touting their latest scheme, be it the medieval Holland tulip bulb craze or the dot.com bubble of the last decade.
This time it really may be different. This pessimistic view of the economy is the environment in which bishops are writing a message on work and the economy.